"Ask Vic" will publish on M-W-F through the football season.
Marty from Grafton, WI
Before the season started, you predicted the Vikings were going to be the best in the NFC North. I don't want to sound like I'm chortling, but do you still feel that way or do you think it's only the second week of preseason?
At this point, I was wrong. The Vikings might be the biggest disappointment in the league. The Packers are clearly the class of the NFC North.
Frank from Wausau, WI
Winged Foot is no joke. How do you like seeing pros shoot over par. Great golf.
Bryson DeChambeau changed tournament golf this past weekend. He over-powered U.S. Open rough. All of a sudden, everything is fairway. Golf has to re-invent itself.
Gary from Stevens Point, WI
Are the Lions and Vikings really in this much trouble?
It's a weak division. Half of it is likely to get blown up in the offseason.
Jason from Hudson, WI
Is Aaron Jones playing his way out of the Packers price range?
He's making it impossible for the Packers not to afford him.
Morgan from Little Chute, WI
What are some things you can't do when your QB only takes snaps from shotgun?
He has to take his eyes off downfield to catch the snap. The shotgun invites the blitz and shifts in coverage.
Joe from Wisconsin
The Lions clearly wanted to stop Aaron Rodgers. Does this mean future teams are going to load up the box and dare Rodgers to beat them? New Orleans should be a good game.
When you have balance, you limit your opponents' ability to scheme.
Matt from Clarkston, MI
Does Matt Patricia make it to the end of the season?
No, and Mike Zimmer might not either.
R.J. from Tallahassee, FL
Vic, is Gardner Minshew "The "Man?" Jags took the loss but wouldn't you agree there's something there, or am I blinded by fandom?
Minshew is the greatest quarterback in the history of the world. Is that good enough? Can we stop the weekly "Is Minshew 'The Man?' " question now?
Nick from Milwaukee, WI
The Packers offensive line deserves some credit, allowing just one QB pressure on 38 reps in pass protection. Although the entire line was impressive in the ground game, Corey Linsey was mauling Lions defenders from his center position.
I give them credit.
Paul from Apalachicola, FL
We can see the Jaguars defense has rookie talent and little depth. What are your eyes telling you about Minshew after two games?
First ballot Hall of Fame.
Nicholas from Owego, NY
Favorite dog breed? Hint: There is no wrong answer.
I'm not attracted to breeds. Every dog is different and unique. In each case, their desperation was the attraction. They needed to be saved. Spring was abandoned. Jake was a foster dog. Kaylee had an illness. Teddy was salvaged from a puppy mill in Savannah. Etta lost her owner. They're all mixed breeds. So are we.
Carter from Fernandina Beach, FL
Vic, it is with great sadness I read of Larry Wilson's passing. He was a hero to me playing on St. Louis Cardinal teams that never seemed to be very good, yet, he was a five-time Pro Bowler and a Hall of Famer. Do you have any memories of him as a player?
I remember the chin and the casts on both hands. Everybody's all-tough team begins with Larry Wilson.
Max from Toledo, OH
It's of Scott Creek at sunset.
Kevin from Albuquerque, NM
I've read about the "jock tax," in which players are taxed per game by the state the game is played in. Does this include the contract incentives earned in away games?
Jock tax? I paid tax in those cities and I wasn't a jock. All team employees who were at the game in a working capacity were taxed. The formula varies according to city and state.
Mark from San Diego, CA
Bill Belichick recently complimented Russell Wilson's play and noted how underrated he is. Can you defend why the Jaguars GM felt a punter was more valuable than Wilson?
The Jaguars didn't draft Wilson for the same reason they didn't draft Roethlisberger: They had drafted a quarterback in the first round the previous year. As I've written several times, quarterback is a unique position. You draft one, commit to him and then surround him with weapons you believe will help make him successful. When you miss at that position, there's a ripple effect that can cripple a team for years.
Andrew from La Crosse, WI
What do you remember about Bengals QB Greg Cook?
The Bengals ruined him. Joe Burrow is another chance to get it right.
Ed from Des Plaines, IL
Can you help me understand why Pitt's AB8 vaccine is not front page news? As you so eloquently put it, this could be "a Salk-like cure."
Academia's PR machine isn't as powerful as the drug companies'.
Adam from Madison, WI
Three times in my life, when the network showed photos of the Packers starting secondary, the comment "looks like a police lineup" was made. All three times all of the players were black. Thankfully, I've divorced out of that family, but I'd be willing to bet all three are boycotting because "football is their escape."
What if it was a white lives matter movement?